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    Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Côtes du Rhône. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»

    Pepper Tree Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Cabernet Sauvignon Wrattonbully South Australia
    Pepper Tree are traditionally crafted from choice parcels of fruit which can best display heightened varietal character and a sense of place. Wrattonbully adjoins the famous Coonawarra and shares many of her sister's viticultural endowments. Fashioned to be a true expression of the terroir whence it originates, Pepper Tree is a generously flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon with all the warmth and charm that defines the natural endowments of Wrattonbully's rich Terra rossa soils.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $203.00
    Pepper Tree have applied their principles of dedicated vineyard management and uncompromising standards of vinification, in the pursuit of a compelling yet accessible Cabernet Sauvignon. Wrattonbully adjoins Coonawarra, the prominent viticultural feature is a series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run north to south. These are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra rossa clay loam soils that are so highly prized for growing outstanding Cabernet. Components harvested from good vineyards are treated to a week's vinification on skins at 18C to 20C, followed by an extended term of age in a selection of French oak barrels.
    Deep, dark scarlet in colour. Complex nose of cassis and blackberry fruits with a heady mix of lifted spice notes integrated well with subtle French oak. Rich and concentrated, displaying a sweet mid palate, long fruit with complex spice flavours. The nicely structured finish is balanced well by subtle ripe tannins.
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